The 41-year old Toakai Teitoi, a policeman from the Central Pacific Island of Kibati and his brother-in law, were supposed to make a short trip beginning May 27 from Kirbati capital of Tarawa to Teitoi's home on the island of Majana.
Part of the same story said that the men decided to do some fishing as they made the journey. However, they fell asleep as night came. When they awoke they realized that they were far at sea and adrift in their 15-foot wooden vessel. There was a shortage of fuel for the boat and a shortage of drinking water on the fishing boat. This made the situation very …show more content…
He only recounted how he prayed the night that Fataille died. He seemed to remember that there was a storm the next day and that allowed him to fill two five-gallon containers with water for drinking.
Teitoi got very concerned as the days turned into months and he probably began to wonder if he would ever see his six children and his wife again. His meals were mainly fish. The tropical sun was so hot that he had to seek some shade in a small covered part of the boat. You had to be very courageous to live under these severe conditions where you barely had enough to eat or drink. You can scarcely rest because of the heat.
Amazingly, he was asleep one time when he was awakened by a scratching against his boat. When he looked over, there it was. A shark about six feet long was seen and it guided him to the stern of another ship whose sailors were watching him with binoculars.
He asked the crew for a "smoke". That was the first thing. They also gave him food and water. Teitoi's rescuers continued their fishing for several days before bringing him to